Here in England houses are built from bricks. Timber built houses are almost unknown apart from some builders using a timber frame with bricks as the outer skin.
Thing is, I want to put a 30' long and 6' wide single storey extension along the side of my house with a lean-to roof. I've had a couple of quotes from building companies to do the job in the traditional way; deep footings, concrete blocks on the inside wall, bricks on the outside, and a timber framed tiled roof.
How feasible would it be to do it myself out of timber? I know that in the USA a lot of houses are wooden; is it a job for a pro construction company or is it within the abilities of a good woodworker?
Anyone know of any websites or books which could help me?
The extension would be for a study, bathroom, and a utility room connected to the kitchen at the rear.
It all looks easy on 'This Old House' but what problems am I going to run into?